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9 Charts That Show What Education in America Is Like in 2017

Compelling visuals on the key issues of the past year<p>As trends in education ebb and flow, it gets hard to keep track of the current state of things. Visuals can clarify what’s changed over the past year and what has stayed the same. As 2017 comes to a close, we’ve compiled some graphs and charts …

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From Berkeley to Gainesville, applications surge to flagship universities

<b>By Nick Anderson</b>, <i>The Washington Post</i><p>The University of Florida makes a promise to its applicants: All essays they submit will be read at least …

Record numbers apply to University of California campuses for 2018

More than 221,000 students applied for undergraduate admission to the University of California for next fall, shattering records for the 13th …

Study: Parental Occupations Can Affect Job Choice

They say the apple doesn’t fall from the tree. This is especially true when it comes to job choice.<p>According to General Social Survey data collected …

ACT and College Board to Offer Free Test-Score Reports for Needy Students

Testing companies get a lot of scrutiny — and scorn. But sometimes they do something that’s bound to make people happy.

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Higher education must step up! 1 million US jobs will vanish by 2026. Here's how to prepare workers for an automated …

The Biggest Misconception About Today’s College Students

You might think the typical college student lives in a state of bliss, spending each day moving among classes, parties and extracurricular activities. But the reality is that an increasingly small population of undergraduates enjoys that kind of life.<p>Of the country’s nearly 18 million …

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Why the Boardroom Doesn't Need Ivy League Degrees

<i>This is part of a series of stories that comprise TheStreet's Blue Chip Studio, which will illuminate issues related to corporate board performance,</i> …

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The Myth of American Universities as Inequality-Fighters

Colleges aren’t doing nearly as much to expand economic opportunity as most people think.<p>How can the U.S. solve the problem of lasting poverty? For some, the answer starts with education. Many studies show that young people who go to college earn more than their non-college peers, and that …

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Yale’s lesson in dumbing down undergrads

WASHINGTON — Summer brings no respite for academics committed to campus purifications, particularly at the institution that is the leader in the …

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